African Nations Championship

Publication date: 20 Dec 2022

About the TotalEnergies African Nations

The African Nations Championship is a football competition between national teams from African countries that is run by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Only national teams made up of players from local leagues are eligible for the tournament as opposed to the Africa Cup of Nations where legionnaires can play.

CAF official website

2023 African Nations Championship

The competition was originally scheduled to take place in August 2022, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the sporting event had to be postponed by half a year. It is now certain that the upcoming TotalEnergies African Nations will be held in Algeria from 13 January to 4 February 2023. The finalist teams will face each other in the final match on 4 February at the Baraki Stadium. Algeria was officially announced as host of the competition in 2018.

History of the African Nations Championship

The idea for such a football competition originated in 2007. Two years later, the first African Cup of Nations was held in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), which was won by the Congo team. Eight teams competed in the first edition, and the number of teams has doubled since the following championships. The tournament takes place biennially in between the Africa Cup of Nations.

In 2016, CAF signed a sponsorship contract with a French oil company.

Over the history of this championship, teams from Morocco and Congo have won the title twice.

Results of the previous African Nations Championships

The year Venue Results
2020 Cameroon Morocco (2:0) Mali
2018 Kenya Morocco (4:0) Nigeria
2016 Rwanda  DR Congo (3:0) Mali

2024 African Nations Championship

There is no information yet about the next African Nations Championship.

Keep an eye on the dates of football championships and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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